RALEIGH, N.C. – November 27, 2020
After a convincing win over North Florida in the season opener on Wednesday, the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will close out their stay at the Mako Medical Wolfpack Invitational by playing Charleston Southern on Friday.
Tip from Reynolds Coliseum is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.
Friday’s game will not be streamed; however, Greg Stotelmyer’s live radio broadcast will be available in the Richmond area on WCYO-100.7 FM, and can be heard worldwide on EKUSports.com. Live stats will also be available.
WHAT TO KNOW
EKU (1-0) rolled past North Florida, 80-67, in the opener on Wednesday evening, despite shooting only 35 percent from the field and 18 percent from three-point range. The Colonels won the turnover battle, 21-10, and the rebounding battle, 50-40.
EKU led by as many as 24 points late in the second half.
Junior Tre King paced a balanced scoring effort with his fourth career double-double, 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Redshirt freshman Curt Lewis (13 points, five rebounds), freshman Wendell Green Jr. (12 points, six assists) and transfer Cooper Robb (10 points, eight rebounds, five steals) all had big EKU debuts.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
Charleston Southern (0-1) fell to N.C. State, 95-61, in its opener on Wednesday.
Malik Battle, JaQuavian Florence and Sean Price scored 12 points apiece for the Buccaneers.
CSU went 14-18 (7-11 Big South) last season.
The Buccaneers beat EKU, 76-69, on December 21, 2019 at McBrayer Arena.
Eastern will travel to Cincinnati to face Xavier on Monday, November 30. Tip from the Cintas Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.